The eight-colour perfector will be installed at CMYKhub’s Sydney hub. CMYKhub said it already had A1 UV presses at its Melbourne and Brisbane sites.
NSW state manager Chris Waters said the Ryobi 928P would make the plant more efficient.
“We have always had a lot of respect for the Ryobi machines. They provide a very high print quality and with little downtime. The new eight-colour perfector will reduce costs on longer runs and increase the capacity of the NSW hub,” he said.
Waters said the new Ryobi and the eight-colour Komori Lithrone G40P recently ordered by the Melbourne hub would “support our national goal to speed up turnaround times and provide more competitive pricing for longer-run jobs”.
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CMYKhub has a history of buying Ryobis at trade shows, said the managing director of distributor Cyber.
Bernard Cheong told ProPrint that CMYKhub invested in a Ryobi 925D with full UV at PrintEx in 2011 and a Ryobi 925D with aqueous coating at PacPrint in 2009.
Cheong said the Ryobi 928P offered substantial savings on power bills, paper use and plate-making compared to rival machines. He also said the instant drying feature meant the press could help reduce turnaround times.
“This is the press for people who are in a hurry. The quicker you deliver, the quicker you get your money.”
Ryobi has sold more than 70 presses from this series, but only about 10 outside Japan, said Cheong.
He added that the “highly automated and very user-friendly” press could produce up to 100 jobs during a 24-hour shift.
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Update: ProPrint mistakenly reported that CMYKhub had an A1 press in Perth. The article has been corrected.
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